UPDATE: This article originally said the tour was on Saturday. It’s on Friday, October 5.
Last month, Montclair was named a “Great Place in New Jersey” by the NJ chapter of the American Planning Association. Now, Luther Flurry, Executive Director of the Montclair Center Corporation, has announced that APA-NJ will sponsor “Planning for Yesterday and Tomorrow: History, Streetscapes and Promise in Montclair Center,” a local walking tour set for
this Saturday tomorrow, aimed primarily at planners from other communities who want to learn from what Montclair has accomplished.
According to the APA-NJ, “Montclair Center is a vital and evolving downtown, where urban planners have implemented projects for over a century.” During the course of the walking tour, participants will discuss the historic architecture of Montclair Center and projects past, present and future.
The APA-NJ says highlights will include: Church Street plaza design and implementation, redesign of South Park Street, recent and coming medium-rise mixed use development, Transit Village and urban renewal projects initiated the seventies. Narrating the walk will be Peter Steck, formerly of the Montclair Planning Department (1973-1978 & 1981-1990), Janice Talley, Montclair Director of Planning and former Montclair Planning Board member (2001-2010), Dave Lustberg, Principal of Arterial Design (co-designer of the South Park Street Project) and Barton Ross, Historic Preservation Consultant to Montclair.
The tour commences at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Church Street with S. Fullerton and Bloomfield Avenue. More information is available from Tiffany Robinson, via [email protected]